Groupon will change the way it does business in Blighty after the Office of Fair Trading concluded a lengthy investigation into the company, which trades as MyCityDeal Ltd. The consumer watchdog kicked off a probe into Groupon in July following a high number of complaints from consumers about the "daily deals" firm's claims in …
They also need to add...
"when someone unsubscribes from you service- stop sending them further emails"
buy snake oil
Under a different name, it still snake oil you end up with.
Not much of a deterrent
After a couple of years of ignoring the ASA when they tell them they are very naughty and they shouldn't do it again; the OFT tells them the same thing in a slightly sterner voice.
I don't mind Groupon.
We probably buy some things we shouldn't really, but I've never had a problem. I even had a holiday to Portugal last week. It's fair that they should be honest and responsible in their offers, but from what I see it's largely about verifying the offers from the advertisers, vendors or whatever they are.
they are always
crap offers here unless you like to get waxed, however last months holiday offer small print....
'offer is subject to flying to the holiday destination in 30 February 2012.'
There is some wooliness in most things on that list, ut when we come to
"Groupon applies refunds policies and cancellation rights in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations."
That seems to have been a demonstrable breach of law that should have been prosecuted, not discussed.